The Walt Disney Company Africa has made a groundbreaking deal with FilmOne Production, a Nigerian Company, to distribute its film content in the West African Region.
According to a statement by Walt Disney, FilmOne will be granted exclusive right to distribute Disney film slate in Nigeria, Ghana and Liberia. This is the first of its kind in the region.
According to the statement, the deal covers titles from all of the Walt Disney Studios divisions including Walt Disney Pictures, and Walt Disney Animation Studios.
Others, it added, include Pixar, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Studios, Searchlight Pictures and Blue Sky Pictures.
Kene Okwuosa, Moses Babatope and Craig Shurn, directors of FilmOne Entertainment, confirmed the agreement in a joint statement.
“We are proud to be Disney’s film distribution partner for West Africa and see this as the beginning of an exciting new chapter for both companies in the region. Our expertise and knowledge of the market, coupled with the unrivalled quality of Disney’s titles, will drive box-office growth for many years to come,” they said.
Christine Service, Disney Africa’s senior vice-president and general manager, while commenting on the development believe that the deal would further strengthen its presence in West Africa.
“With their in-depth knowledge of the region and expertise in bringing theatrical releases to fans, we are thrilled to welcome FilmOne as our distribution partner for this territory,” Service said.